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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Single Jack (Philip Seymour Hoffman) drives a limo for a living and has a best friend, Clyde (John Ortiz), a married co-worker. Clyde and his wife decide to set up Jack with another friend, Connie (Amy Ryan). Jack and Connie hit it off, and a tentative romance blossoms, inspiring Jack to take cooking lessons, learn to swim, and apply for his dream job. However, as that relationship grows stronger, Clyde and his wife find their marriage crumbling.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman , John Ortiz , Amy Ryan , Daphne Rubin-Vega , Tom McCarthy , Richard Petrocelli , Shawna Bermender , Salvatore Inzerillo

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Overture Films

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

Release Date: September 24th, 2010|1 hr. 30 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The movie stays alert to the dreams and disappointments of four average people on an emotional roller coaster. It's a sublimely acted movie, hilarious and heartfelt. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A successful work of art. To see this movie is to feel that you've lived it. show more

  • 63
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Jack Goes Boating won't knock you over, but it lulls you with its slow-warming heart. show more

  • March 31, 2012 Gordon Burgett
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    Who pushed the like button fot the lemon?

  • November 20, 2010 whitelacethighhi
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    well I fell asleep two times..so if that is any indication how slowly this film moves,. You keep waiting for a reaction from the actors..and they just drag and drag and drag..It was awlful

  • October 09, 2010 Visornotes
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    This film is about feelings. More specifically the volatility of feelings. I have a feeling Jack will be nominated for some awards. Tight cast. Swimming Drama.

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Andrew Scott on Sep 13th, 2010 10:00AM

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will make his directorial debut with the release of 'Jack Goes Boating,' in select theaters Sept. 17. In the film, Hoffman plays the titular character, a limo...

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